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Bright Star. A Poem by John Keats (1795–1821). Plus line-by-line in Plain English.

The best of poems has the potential to offer us a depth of profound realisation with lasting insights. Continue reading 



Right View. A Major Discourse of the Buddha. A Challenging Inquiry for Daily Life. Join our Buddha Study Guide. Saturday 19 March 2022

Sutta 9. Right View. This is one of the most comprehensive discourses in the entire Canon. Buddha Study Guide. Zoom Meeting takes place on Saturday 19 March 2022.
Three sessions on the Day.

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The Buddha on Mindfulness of Breathing. 15 benefits. And why I am going to refer to myself as a Buddhist psychologist.

Not surprisingly, I regard the Buddha as the master meditation teacher. He offered much more than meditation for a fully awakened life – ethics, values, knowledge, understanding, fulfilling views, depth of wisdom on matters of the heart, mind and consciousness. Continue reading 



Burmese Bhante, the Visionary of Bodh Gaya, died on Wednesday 6 October 2021, aged 86

Burmese Bhante, Venerable Sayadaw U Nyaneinda, Abbot of the Burmese Monastery, Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India died at 7.26 am on Wednesday 6 October 2021, aged 86 in Myanmar.

Last year, he returned to Myanmar for eye surgery. Owing to the lockdown, he could not return to his beloved Bodh Gaya. He contracted Covid in Myanmar and although he appeared to recover, the virus weakened his lungs. Burmese Bhante quietly faded from this world. Continue reading 



13 Points for Social and Environmental Change

Lists and bullet points serve a useful function as we can easily neglect to address specific areas we wish to address. Doubts about being effective can easily set in when we become reliant on three or four points to create a change.

I take my inspiration for this approach from the Buddha, who offered literally hundreds of lists to communicate the depth and expanse of his teachings. Continue reading 




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